"CBF applauds the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for redrafting the town's pollution permit to require protective pollution controls,"� said Ann F. Jennings, CBF Virginia Executive Director. "Obviously, much more needs to be done to correct the pollution problems in the Bay. But the State Water Control Board and DEQ have now done what we originally asked of them on the Onancock permit, and that is why we are dismissing this lawsuit. If these pollution control measures are applied across the board to both large and small dischargers alike, we should start to see improvement in the Bay's water quality."
In the press release quote above, Jennings is talking about a three-year-old lawsuit CBF against the Commonwealth of Virginia that the Foundation has dropped after the state rewrote a pollution permit for the Town of Onancock, significantly reducing the amount of pollution from the town's sewage treatment plant.
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